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BYD delivers electric truck to California port

BYD delivers electric truck to California port

Chinese electrial vehicle specialist en battery producer BYD has delivered a Class 8 electric truck to a Californian governmental board. The authority intends to find out in how far electrical trucks may replace diesel trucks in port area’s. The truck will start shuttling containers on a short with a company specialised in this kind of…Continue Reading

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Irizar ie Truck presented

Irizar ie Truck presented

Spanish coach and bus builder Irizar has presented an electric truck. After VDL that is the second coach and busbuilder that presents an electric transport sollution for cargo. The truck was presented during the opening of a completely new e-mobilityfactory in the Spanish town Aduna. Irizar invested 75 milion Euro in the new plant where…Continue Reading

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Anheuser Busch orders Tesla and Nikola trucks

Anheuser Busch orders Tesla and Nikola trucks

Beer brewer Anheuser Busch ordered 40 Tesla trucks. Now the company has ordered a large number of hydrogen trucks at the biggest competitor of Tesla, Nikola. The lawsuit that Nikola filed agianst Tesla, does not impress Anheuser Busch. The giant beer company intends to produce its Budweiser beers with renewable energy by the year 2020.…Continue Reading

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100% Electric Volvo FL

100% Electric Volvo FL

Volvo has presented a 100% electric FL distribution truck. The Volvo is capable of max vehicle weights up to 16 ton. The electric engine provides 130 kW of continues power with peaks of 185 kW. The max torque is 425 Nm. There is a two- step gearbox. Lithium-Ion batery’s up to 300 kWh provide the…Continue Reading

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Tesla semi trucks on the road

Tesla semi trucks on the road

Footage has appeared on Youtube of two Tesla Semi Trucks leaving Gigafactory1 in Nevada and destined for the Fremont factory where Tesla builds it’s Model 3 passenger car. The trucks take part in a large testing programme to find out if the technology is sufficiently reliable. Tesla stresses that this test is not about finding…Continue Reading

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Mercedes eActros launched

Mercedes eActros launched

Mercedes Benz just launched the new eActros. This is a full electric 25 ton truck for heavy distribution. The truck has a range on one charge of 200 kilometres and as you see in the video the acceleration is impressive. The truck is the production version of the electric truck Mercedes showed during the IAA…Continue Reading

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Frankenstein on wheels: It’s the Thor ET-One!

Frankenstein on wheels: It’s the Thor ET-One!

A Californian startup has developed a prototype Class 8 electric truck, called the Thor ET-One. The objection is to make this truck even cooler than others, like the Nikola One and the Tesla Semi, or even the electric truck from Cummins.. The Thor ET-One is built on a Navistar chassis which was put on Dana…Continue Reading

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Volvo improves electric power supplies in FM and FH

Volvo improves electric power supplies in FM and FH

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new battery system for Volvo FH and Volvo FM, which provides sufficient power for all in-cab functions while also reducing the risk of standstill due to discharged batteries. “Drivers can enjoy improved comfort and living conditions, knowing that they have enough power for their needs, with minimal risk of draining…Continue Reading

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Iveco versus Tesla Semi on Solutrans

Iveco versus Tesla Semi on Solutrans

On the Solutrans exhibition in Lyon Pierre Lahutte, CEO of Iveco mentioned the Tesla Semi truck. He compares the American electrical truck with the Iveco future study that was already presented last year at the IAA in Hannover: ,,we have a better design, the same aerodynamics, superior TCO and triple the range”. Now let’s see…Continue Reading

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Tesla Truck has a range of 500 miles

Tesla Truck has a range of 500 miles

Last night, Tesla unveiled it’s long awaited truck in the US. It appears that spy-pics Iepieleaks showed, were the right model. The new truck has a range of up to 500 miles, Tesla says, or 800 kilometres in European dimension. The truck features four electric motors driving the two rear axles. We hear that these…Continue Reading

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